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Red Poppy Art House: Jack Tone-Riordan Trio: Jazz Standards & Improvised Music
April 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $20
Bay Area guitarist Jack Tone-Riordan presents music from his recently released trio recording, Deep Space. The band consists of homegrown, international talents Darrell Green on drums and David Ewell on bass. Tone-Riordan uses newly composed original music as well as favorites from the Great American Songbook as departure points for his compelling and explorative improvisations through spaces of jazz, blues, and elsewhere.
Jack Tone-Riordan – guitar
Darrell Green – drums
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jack Tone-Riordan has been a well-loved guitarist on the Bay Area jazz scene for close to 20 years. He is a modern player with firm roots in the tradition. Local jazz fans know they can catch him on almost any given night of the week performing as a leader or sideman. Tone-Riordan has recorded and/or performed with some of today’s finest jazz musicians, including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tony Monaco, Larry Goldings, Dayna Stephens, Eddie Marshal, Mike Clark, Jarrod Gold, and many more.
Oakland-raised Darrell Green has been playing drums for as long as he can remember. In 2005, He landed a scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music, where he began a comprehensive study of jazz performance. Shortly thereafter, he began working with David Weiss, saxophonists JD Allen and Sherman Irby, and the Myron Waldon/Daron Barrett Quartet. Green became a sought-after musician for both session work and live shows. Over a career that’s spanned more than two decades, he has become a master technician and prolific sideman. He has played, toured, or recorded with Pharoah Sanders, Red Holloway, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Steve Turre, Stefon Harris, Russell Malone, James Hurt, James Zollar, Brad Leali, Jesse Davis, Stacy Dillard, Sherman Irby, Faye Carol, Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, and Jeremy Pelt. Green is one of the most in-demand drummers in New York , Europe, and Japan. Though jazz is his primary focus, he is conversant in every genre from straight-ahead jazz to Latin and West African music.
David Ewell hails from Berkeley, California, and graduated from Berkeley High’s nationally renowned music program. He is well known as one of the most reliably hard-grooving bass players in the greater Bay Area music scene. Ewell has worked with Arthur Blythe, Bobby Watson, Greg Tardy, Babatunde Lea, Mark Levine, Bishop Norman Williams, Randy Vincent, and many other greats.